BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

Two journals of Robert Campbell (Chief Factor Hudson's Bay Company) 1808 to 1853 : early journal - 1808 to 1851, later journal - Sept. 1850 to Feb. 1853 Campbell, Robert, 1808-1894


"Mimeographed. Preface signed by John W. Todd, jr. Early journal copied from typescript transcript in the Soliday Collection. Later journal then owned by a grand-daughter, Mrs. J.W. Waddy. After a period spent farming at the Red River settlement, Campbell joined the H.B.C. and was sent to the Mackenzie River District, to Fort Simpson and later to Fort Liard, Fort Halket and Dease Lake. He discovered the Upper Stikine in 1837 and the Pelly River in 1840."-- Strathern, G. M., & Edwards, M. H. (1970). Navigations, traffiques & discoveries, 1774-1848: A guide to publications relating to the area now British Columbia. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 46.

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